But what on earth did I do prior to TpT and TN & the bloggy world?!? Well, I spent A LOT of time coloring, cutting, laminating, and cutting again. I still cut & laminate until I get a blister on my thumb. (Yes, that's true. I actually did that last weekend- cutting cardstock will get ya!)
I still use these activities that I've made in the past, but it's been a while since I've had to pull out my markers, crayons, and construction paper to create lesson materials. (Aside from an art project of course!) This week I did. This is the first time I've done a penguin unit & while I did have some printable TpT and TN activities, I supplemented with some classic cut & color activities!
I wanted to share this activity with you, but you'd have to make it yourself if you want it! :) I used patterns from this pattern kit I purchased from Staples last year with a gift card. It's awesome if you don't have it. Not only does it have tons of patterns that can be used for just about anything, but they also have activity suggestions listed on the back- standards included! :)
We had color matching penguins! We had talked about what penguins eat & they had to match the fish to the scarf color on the penguin. I have still kiddos working on color identification & matching on their IEPs so this is great practice. I told them if they feed the penguin the wrong color fish, he was going to get a belly ache and be really sick. If they matched the wrong color I'd totally exaggerate it & they loved it!
What were you doing before the days of TpT & TN?! And, like I mentioned, there will be more on the way about my celebrating of reaching over 400 followers...then over 450! But first, I've teamed up with some other wonderful bloggers to bring you a unit giveaway next week! Stay tuned!